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    Running 6 on 4ch?

    Right now I am running my 4 stock speakers off my HU 17watts RMS x4
    And i just bought 2 new silk dome tweeters(4ohm) that i was going to install.

    My question is can i run all 6 speakers off my HU without killing it or should i remove the rear door speakers and just run 4?







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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

    Don't run 6 off head unit because it's only rated for 4ohms and when adding the tweeters you'll drop impedance. Unless you have a x-over for the tweeters and drivers because the input of the xover should be 4ohms.



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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

    The tweeters did come with a crossover for each of them. Does that allow them not to drop the impedance level? The door speakers dont though




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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

    you should be fine wiring in a pair of tweets, they dont' eat up much impedence.

    I don't do it though



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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatestpenn View Post
    you should be fine wiring in a pair of tweets, they dont' eat up much impedence.

    I don't do it though
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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

    shouldn't be a problem though I would get an amp asap if I were you.



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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatestpenn View Post
    you should be fine wiring in a pair of tweets, they dont' eat up much impedence.

    I don't do it though
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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

    Pioneer HU is stable at 2 ohms.

    U can run 8 speakers with the HU,i know it becouse my friends's got it.. Sounds like crap though.




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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheeyaN View Post
    Pioneer HU is stable at 2 ohms.

    U can run 8 speakers with the HU,i know it becouse my friends's got it.. Sounds like crap though.
    Does it get pretty loud?




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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

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    Does it get pretty loud?

    Probably get a little louder but keep in mind that it won't sound that good. A lot of distortion.



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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

    Mines not pioneer. Its a flip out DVD screen so i dont want to fry it as I value it alot. The tweeters have xovers should i just run 2 tweets up front with the front doors and someway remove the back doors? Or is 6 not an issue?




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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

    If you use the crossovers you'll be fine. It won't change the impedance.

    Wiring would look like: Speaker wire from HU to Xover, then from Xover to both the tweeter, and mid speaker.




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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

    First of all, what is the xover like that came with the tweeters? It seems like people are thinking it is a 2-way x-over like what would come with a pair of components, but what I've seen is that tweeters ussually just come with HPF's for x-overs. Does your x-over have one output from it or two? That'll determine what type it is. Correct me if I'm wrong which I very well may be. As far as impedence, I know that Infinity has done some studies that show the stock wiring in vehicles allows 2 ohm impedences for speakers (as shown by their Kappa series). I don't know if this is true for all vehicles, but when I tested mine it came out to about a 1.7 increase. I hope this helps. If not, sorry that I just wasted your time.




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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

    The crossover has IN and OUT not sure if thats what you meant as output. I also heard that most tweets come with HPF as xover




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    Re: Running 6 on 4ch?

    OK, that sounds like it's just a HPF. What are you trying to obtain by doing this? If I missed it, sorry. I reread but couldn't find where you said it if you did.




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